Andrew Y. Ames holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Digital Media, a BFA from the University of Denver in Electronic Media Arts and Design. Ames is a new media artist and designer that plays and plays with games. Games, his work shows, are cultural artifacts that not only entertain and instruct, but epitomize the societies that created them. His modifications bend the rules and reinvent board, video, and card games in unexpected ways that invite critical reflection on consumerism, politics, technology, and media. He was featured in the Providence Journal as one of RISD’s Up-and-Coming Art Stars. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has recently been included in Learn to Play, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Robert Morris University.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
- Just Play, Solo Exhibition at the Beard Arts Center, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN 11/3-30/12
- Faculty Exhibition, Media Arts Gallery, Robert Morris University. Pittsburgh, PA 9/13-10/11/2012